When I studied abroad, I cringe to think back to the luggage that I used to take on my weekend trips. I used this old and beat up soccer duffel bag that an ex-boyfriend had given me— it was blue and yellow. BLEH. And it was heavy as hell! I learned my lesson since then, and am totally for investing in a chic carry-on bag that will last you for ages and not get you in trouble with the TSA either. And seriously— you have to lug this thing through the entire airport with you— do you really want to be seen with a nasty old backpack or duffel? No. No you don’t. Invest in one of these chic pieces of carry-on luggage before your next trip instead.
Yours will be the prettiest suitcase in the overhead compartment, and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
Get it on Nordstrom.com
2. meli melo backpack
Backpacks aren’t just for kids anymore. This one is perfect for your summer beach getaways.
Get it on melimelo.com
3. Kate Spade Steamline luggage
A vintage look with some modern color added in, ready to be whisked away with you.
Get it on Neiman Marcus.com
4. ModCloth weekend bag
Faux leather that will be able to endure some wear and tear from your jet-setting ways.
Get it on ModCloth.com
5. Asos shopper bag
Super lightweight and in the loveliest color, this real leather bag is great for the just-throw-it-in-and-go type of traveler, and can easily be folded up when you’re not using it.
Get it on Asos.com
6. Anthropologie Audina weekender
A cool mix of sparkle and casual. The blingiest little weekender-slash-carry-on bag.
7. Free People roller suitcase
This carry-on-sized suitcase is like a piece of art on wheels.
Get it on FreePeople.com
8. Steamline Vintage Carry-on Suitcase in Mint
Retro, but in mint. I won’t blame you if you shed a tear each time you have to stow away this beauty.
Get it on SteamlineLuggage.com
What type of carry-on luggage do you use? Are you planning on switching to a more chic piece of carry-on luggage soon? Let me know in the comments.